HC Deb 27 June 1916 vol 83 c737
62. Mr. TURTON

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that, subsequent to the 'South African War, land settlement schemes were introduced in the Transvaal the object of which was to afford facilities to those who had rendered military service during the war to settle on the land; and if he will say how many of these land settlements were organised; how much land was taken for these schemes; how much money was expended in purchase, irrigation, fencing, building, on road-making and bridges, and on organisation and administration; the total amount of loans advanced to settlers and the loss thereon; how many soldiers availed themselves of these facilities; how many remained more than two years; and how many ex-soldiers are now to be found on these settlements?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Steel-Maitland)

I regret that the information at my disposal is insufficient to enable me to answer my hon. Friend's questions, but I should be glad to show him such information as I possess.